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Graduation Spotlight: Grant Jones

Law Review, Minority Students Association, Judicial Externships After four years teaching as a sixth grade teacher in North Carolina, Grant Jones knew it was time to pursue a long time dream—law school. As he began his journey to law school, he believed that the skills he had cultivated during his time as an educator would not transfer […]

BYU Lawreads – Last Days of Night

As part of its ongoing effort to teach law students the vital art of storytelling, BYU Law welcomed students to its Winter 2018 Lawreads panel. The program is aimed at engaging students and faculty in discussions about law in literature. This semester’s book selection was Graham Moore’s novel The Last Days of Night, and the […]

Graduation Spotlight: Karina Osgood

Air Force JAG, Moot Court, Immigration Detention Center BYU Law graduating student Karina Osgood is one of approximately fifteen law students across the nation accepted in 2017 to participate in the Air Force ROTC one-year program in preparation to become an Air Force JAG lawyer. For Osgood, that meant learning in one year what most take four […]

Why It’s Important to Report Employment — Even After Graduation

Employment Statistics: Collecting and Maintaining Data March 15th is a date that marks law school’s 10-month post-graduation cutoff for tracking and reporting employment statistics for the previous class year.  In other words, the graduating Class of 2017 is tracked and employment data set by March 15, 2018. At BYU Law, the Career Services & Professional Development […]

Civil Rights Panelists Discuss Marginalization and Civil Liberty

BYU Law’s American Constitution Society and Black Law Students Association co-hosted a civil rights panel including Lex Scott, co-founder of the Utah chapterof Black Lives Matter; John Mejia, legal director at the ACLU of Utah; Stewart Gollan, attorney at the Pioneer Justice Center; and Jordan Srgo, Chief Program Officer at Encircle. All the panelists shared […]

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is Redefining the Legal Industry

From around 1760 until about 1830, the world underwent a massive change in the manufacturing process. Dubbed the industrial revolution, machine tools and steam power replaced traditional hand production methods. These changes altered almost every aspect of life and increased output and efficiency to levels never before thought possible. The Industrial Revolution was not a […]

Creating Innovative Legal Technologies: BYU Law Hosts the Global Legal Hackathon

BYU Law was a local host for the Global Legal Hackathon, bringing together developers, lawyers, and students, for 52 hours to create innovative legal technologies. The BYU Law location was one of 40 locations around the globe. The hackathon marked an important turning point in the development of legal technology and the practice of law as […]

Gaining Purpose and Perspective Through the Law

As a prospective student, I walked away from the recent Women in Law Luncheon featuring alumna Karin Hoops Berg (‘03) feeling empowered and hopeful. Berg, a bankruptcy lawyer in the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman, spoke about her journey to law school and how her law degree allowed her to gain purpose and perspective […]

Future of Law Lecture Series: The Future of Legal Services Requires Automation and Efficiency

Andrew Perlman, Dean of Suffolk University Law School, spoke with BYU Law faculty and students about what the future of legal services will look like and what students should be doing to ensure they stay relevant and prepared for what lies ahead. Intuit and Uber have automated professional services, changing customer expectations, and disrupting the […]

Developing Legal Skills Through IP Moot Court

On the evening of January 16, 2018, four BYU Law students won during the local round of the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich IP Moot Court Competition hosted by Workman Nydegger. Students Peter Shiozawa and Michael Wunderli won best overall, and they will advance to the regional competition held March 23-25 in Palo Alto, California. Students […]

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